A Nigerian couple who recently went viral after a video of them dedicating their baby to church surfaced on the internet has shared their beautiful story.
Gistlover recalls the internet went agog after differently-abled and his wife warmed the heart of many Nigerians after a video of them dancing joyfully and energetically before an alter in a church in Delta state surface on social media.
In a recent interview at The BBC, the couple, Rose-John, 24 and her husband, Monday Itu, shared how they have been together for the past five years with two kids. Rose also recounted how her family disapproved of the marriage due to his disability. Rose further revealed she met Monday when she was 19, and their relationship became very serious after she had agreed to marry him
In her own words, she said;
“My boyfriend and I have been together for five years. We started dating when I was 19-year-old. I was in senior secondary school two (SS2) when I met him.
The first time he talked to me, I turned down his advances. The next day, he sent his friends to Ughelli, Delta state, where I was living at the time to plead with me on his behalf. It was at that point that I agreed to date him. After that, he came to meet me and we got along in a serious relationship.
When I took my boyfriend to my family house, they felt bad. They even slapped and cursed me before chasing both of us away from the compound.
They were questioning why I chose to marry such person when there is no one in the family with similar condition. So, they insisted that I cannot marry the man but I told them that he is the one that I want to spend the rest of my life with. “She said
“I don’t see my husband as someone with disability or without complete body. I have not had any regret being in a relationship with him because he is caring, supportive, and knows how to make me happy with sweet words. I don’t really consider the fact that he has no money to give me,” she said
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